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Unread 11-16-2013, 10:02 AM   #91
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Got a cheap paper towel holder from Walmart to relocate them off of my bunker cords. Now to deal with the duct tape and first-aid kit.


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Unread 11-18-2013, 01:53 PM   #92
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Trunk LEDs.
Step 1-17 complete.
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Unread 11-18-2013, 04:21 PM   #93
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Step 18-57: Well I got the lights out to the car and they suddenly would not light up anymore. So that was frustrating. I decided rather than suffer through the agony of soldering three sections together again (probably why they failed) - I would just cut one length and run it across the entire Tim piece. This option limited my weak-a$$ soldering skills to just one set of +/-.


I like how it turned out, and considering how little the spools of LEDs cost, I'm not concerned about using so much. Very happy to have light on the trunk.
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Unread 11-23-2013, 08:02 AM   #94
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I noticed that the chrome trim was starting to chip and crack on my 4Lo T-handle. I thought about just getting some chrome spray paint and painting it, but then I got an idea for a small accent.

I picked up some Duplicolor Metalcast in Red. Applied it and am pleased with the little pizzaz it adds to the 4Lo handle.


The chips are still there, but at least its all one color now.
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Unread 11-23-2013, 11:54 AM   #95
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You'll have to let us know how the grill holds up over the winter. I looked into doing that to mine, but the only guy on here who had tried it wasn't having the best experience with it. The Jeep is looking good
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Unread 11-23-2013, 11:57 AM   #96
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Built the DBOX wiring harness I found on YouTube. Now I just need to get my current Rigid Industry Lights and my upcoming Rock Light LEDs wired through it.



If you plan on following the YouTube videos and build one yourself, keep in mind that the relays you buy may not color coordinate with the ones in the video.

To make things simple, here are the wire-colors and corresponding relay pin #'s from the video.
BLUE: 30
WHITE: 85
BLACK: 86
YELLOW: 87
RED: 87a
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Unread 11-23-2013, 12:02 PM   #97
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You'll have to let us know how the grill holds up over the winter.
Will do. First I'll have to see what kind of winter is in store for Northern Virginia. Hopefully some snow at some point.
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Unread 11-23-2013, 12:02 PM   #98
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Where are you mounting this?
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Unread 11-23-2013, 12:32 PM   #99
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Where are you mounting this?
I'll put it on the passenger side of the engine compartment against the firewall. Then I'll run all the cables along the edge of the engine bay. With the 4.7L that's the only space I could see.
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Unread 11-23-2013, 01:03 PM   #100
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Thats where my ARB compressor is... Im really thinking of mounting mine inside.
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Unread 11-23-2013, 01:54 PM   #101
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Thats where my ARB compressor is... Im really thinking of mounting mine inside.
Oh yeah, I think Omelet has his there too. Hmmm. There might be some room behind the knee panel under the steering wheel.
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Unread 12-11-2013, 03:38 PM   #102
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Ok. Busy day today. Finally installed the DBOX into the Jeep and re-wired my Rigid Industries Duallys through the DBOX and wired in my LED Rock lights.

First I fit the DBOX on the passenger side of the firewall in the engine compartment. Couldn't really find a place to put an "L" bracket in the secure the DBOX - so I zip tied it to some the large insulated wire bundle behind the coolant reservoir. It didn't need to be really tight, just secure from bouncing around - The 6 conductor wire keeps it in place pretty well on its own.


Common ground for lights.


Ran the 6 conductor cord and battery wires along the firewall.


Was super lucky with passing the 6 conductor through the firewall. Since I already had the duallys installed, I duck-taped its wires to the 6 conductor and used the wires as a leader to yank the 6 conduct. through the firewall.... That saved soooo much time!
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Unread 12-11-2013, 03:45 PM   #103
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I put the LED strips along the frame rail and secured them with zip ties. Just had to drill a few small holes so I could use the existing frame holes for the zip ties.



For the rear, I had to take my 265/70 "donut" out to better access the hitch-frame-rails where I was putting the rear split-strip.


Of course, in the middle of the project... the daycare center lost power and I picked up the kiddo early today. Well, I turn my back for one second and he finds my Torque Driver and decides to play "Bob the Builder".


Oh well, I guess that will be my evening project.
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Unread 12-11-2013, 03:49 PM   #104
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I had originally drilled a small hole for a round rocker switch when it was just the Rigid Industries lights. I heard through the grape vine that Steel Armadillo now has a rocker panel mount for the driver side cubby on the WKs. I checked them out, and unlike Aspen Creek Offroad's design, they will offer a round rocker panel too! So for now I have my switches 'frankenstein'ed'.


And now the LED rock lights are all setup.


I didn't put a strip up front because I couldn't decide on a good mounting location and most other WK folk who have done this are rocking the 4xGuard Front Skid, which has a really great mounting location.
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Unread 12-13-2013, 07:02 AM   #105
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Picked up some Quick Fist clamps to accommodate my axe and shovel when wheeling.
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